Late Friday afternoon, April 19, CMS released the FY 2020 SNF PPS Proposed Rule, specifying a few changes for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). HealthPRO® Heritage is looking forward to reporting out on all the modifications, but can’t wait to share the following good news…Read More
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Posted on: April 20, 2019
Posted on: April 1, 2019
CEOs, NHAs, and DONs take note! With the new PDPM paradigm, you’ll be asking your nurses to:
- Continue to drive quality measures, star ratings, survey results, satisfaction scores, etc.
- Care for higher acuity patients; and
- Adopt very different documentation practices.
All of these requisites are vitally important to your facility’s success under PDPM. But perhaps the most challenging change for Nursing teams (who really just want to be patient caretakers, right?) will be #3 on this list.Read More
Posted on: December 3, 2018
The tide is turning! Imagine a world where revenue is not based on managing therapy treatment minutes, but will be aligned to care delivery. PDPM will set reimbursement based on patients’ clinical profiles, as captured within various coding and assessment scoring factors from the interdisciplinary team (IDT).
This fundamental change will rely on input from all clinical team members, however, nursing and MDS will be under exponential pressure to understand the nuances of PDPM, document and code accurately, and communicate effectively. In the “Brave New World of PDPM”, there are huge financial implications for anything less than thorough and flawless documentation and coding.Read More
Posted on: October 22, 2018
Since the RCS-1 Proposed Rule was released in Spring 2017, through the PDPM Final Rule and up to today, we’ve spent hundreds of hours thinking and pressure testing different ideas. We’ve had ongoing conversations with customers, colleagues, and consultants about PDPM therapy pricing. Our goal was simple: Develop a pricing approach which equally addresses and ensures the success of our patients, customers, and employees under PDPM.Read More
Posted on: October 11, 2018
Step one to ensuring your facility delivers positive patient outcomes, maintains regulatory compliance, and achieves financial viability in the New PDPM World is to perform a RUGs-to-PDPM Crosswalk on all your patients.Read More
Posted on: October 1, 2018
With exactly one year to go, how will you prepare for PDPM?Read More
Posted on: August 24, 2018
HealthPRO® Heritage Announces Our Top 10 “Do” List for PDPM SuccessRead More
Posted on: August 15, 2018
With only 14 months to prepare for the industry’s biggest change in 20 years, HealthPRO® Heritage offers this advice: Don’t be overwhelmed by the complexities of PDPM. Instead:
PREPARE. EXECUTE. SUCCEED.
To successfully navigate the transition to PDPM, providers can focus TODAY on developing & honing very specific core competencies without impacting their performance under the current RUGS.Read More
Posted on: August 1, 2018
Final Rule Indicates PDPM Transition is “A Go!”
No Significant Changes
According to CMS’ Final Rule released July 31, PDPM (Patient-Driven Payment Model) will replace the current RUG-IV system – as originally proposed – on October 1, 2019.Read More
Posted on: July 31, 2018
You work hard: To stay on top of your game in an industry wrought with complexity, change and challenges.
You ask: What questions should you be asking your team? What questions should you be asking yourself? What are the key success drivers for 2018 and beyond?
You wonder: Can a blog offer you valuable intel related to the future of your community? Yes! Check in every week for ideas to jump-start strategic thinking in areas that drive success now and into the future:Read More